John J. McMenamy
1946 - 2021
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John Joseph McMenamy, 75, of Gorham, Maine, and Easton, passed away March 29, 2021. John is survived by his sister, Jane Looney and her husband David of North Easton; his sister-in-law, Patricia McMenamy of Bourne; several cousins, nieces, nephews and his beloved cat Battie. John was predeceased by his brothers, Michael and Paul McMenamy, and his parents, John P. and Constance (Rogers) McMenamy. John was born March 24, 1946, in Whitinsville, attending schools in Easton graduating from Oliver Ames High School, Class of 1964. John graduated from Northeastern University in 1969, drafted shortly thereafter. John served his country during the Vietnam War having served in the U.S. Army with his medical and pharmaceutical training. In 1971 John moved to Maine pursuing his career as a pharmacist and continued his education with degrees in Business and Accounting at Harvard University and Westbrook College. A scholarship named for him is still active today at Northeastern University in his honor. John had many interests enjoying outings with his friends, reading, the beach and golf. John loved sports and especially watching his favorite teams, the Red Sox, Celtics and New England Patriots. Most recent John enjoyed long walks, landscaping and spending time with his brother-in-law David and friends at the Knights of Columbus. John loved all animals especially cats. John had many friends in Gorham especially his extended families The Ruby's and Deetjens but also Largo, Florida and Aruba where he vacationed in the winters. John was especially close to his brother Michael who lovingly called him "The smartest man in Maine." John will always be remembered for his sense of humor, his fun spirit and the great pride he held for his work and helping patients and friends in any way he could. A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at a later date. For condolences, visit

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Published in Journal-News Independent from Apr. 3 to Apr. 9, 2021.
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May 23, 2021
Just wanted to send my condolences to John's family. I only met him a few times but he was a good person to my father, and for that I am grateful that my dad had him. Rest In peace john, I hope dad met you at the gates with some good old rock n roll
Monique kezer
April 20, 2021
I worked with John for many years as his right hand woman. He was funny, warm, understanding, and oh so brilliant. My heart is heavy.
Amanda Sanborn
April 12, 2021
I was so sad to hear of my friend John's passing. I first met John in 1977 as I was assigned to replace him at a LaVerdieres pharmacy in Portland , Maine. It quickly became clear that you didn't replace John! His customers loved him because he just had way to connect with people. He always made it look so easy, but he was always there to help when you needed him. John became my mentor and friend and his support gave me my start in my career. For that, I will forever be grateful . As often happens in life, relationships grow apart , but my love for my friend John never went away. Rest in peace my friend.
John Grotton
April 11, 2021
A kind, warm, funny, generous and wonderful guy to spend time with. He had a great knack of uplifting everyone's spirits. I truly enjoyed seeing him and offer my sincere sympathy on his passing to his entire family. Godspeed John.
Joe Gallant
April 5, 2021
Mr. McMenamy,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.
Mike Casey
April 2, 2021
I met John, when i had a toddler son and a husband diagnosed with Cancer. I cannot tell you how much stress that is. John knew. He was ever so kind to me. Its funny how what seems to be a small thing means so much to people. I would have my sons sleeping in the car, run in, throw the prescripion on the counter run back out to the car... he came out and said to me "your script is ready, i will sit with him while you pick it up and pay." i wanted to cry. Thank you John for your kindness to me through out the years and your advice through my husband cancer. I hope he is there to greet you in heaven. god speed.
April 2, 2021
Johnny was always a great presence and always knew how to let loose and have a good time. First time meeting was at the Pharmacy in gorham. Not knowing he lived across the street from my best friend where we always went to shoot pool!
Stephen Burns
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